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Supplier News: Week Of Oct. 17


SRK Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2024

Indian diamond crafting company Shree Ramkrishna Exports (SRK)  recently announced its commitment to achieving net-zero emissions for two of its diamond-producing facilities by 2024, a milestone to be reached in partnership with the Global Network for Zero (GNFZ).

The two facilities, SRK Empire and SRK House, were previously recognized for achieving LEED certification. “As a purpose-driven company, we believe our commitment to quality and to society and the environment are of the utmost importance,” said Shri Govind Dholakia, founder and chairman of SRK, in a statement. “This is why we are engaging with GNFZ—with the right leaders on the right topic—so we can raise the bar for the diamond industry.”

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WatchBox Presenting New Watch Exhibition

WatchBox, a platform for collectible luxury timepieces, announced a new series celebrating the past and future of watchmaking. Two Decades of Complexity and Beauty—the Pivotal Collections by F.P. Journe and De Bethune is a traveling exhibition that honors François-Paul Journe and Denis Flageollet’s contributions to horological advancement with a curated collection on display that will be available to purchase. The event will also feature conversations with WatchBox’s experts and learning opportunities for attendees.

The collection is due to be on display at the Zurich Collector’s Lounge in Switzerland Oct. 27–29, upon which it will move to Geneva to be presented during the inaugural edition of the ReLuxury show at the Hotel President Wilson, Nov. 4–7.

“François-Paul Journe and Denis Flageollet are two of the most fascinating and talented watchmakers of this era,” said WatchBox executive chairman Danny Govberg. “Our retrospective is a celebration of their technical and artistic innovations, the brand-defining collections from the last two decades, and the community drawn to this independent sphere.”

The exhibition also has plans to stop in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Dubai, and select cities in the United States in early 2023.

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Christian Tse Introduces Robotic Jewelry Polishing System

Christian Tse announced the arrival of a new robotic polishing system to its Monrovia, Calif., jewelry production facility, in a partnership with the engineering team at Flexible Robotic Environment (FRE): the VDK-2300.

Designed by FRE as a fully enclosed modular system, the VDK-2300 is said to be easy to use, low maintenance, and highly dependable, with low human interaction. The system can polish most rigid jewelry designs such as rings, earrings, hard bracelets, pendants, and brooches. The dual articulated-arm robot operates within a fully enclosed environment of structural aluminum, industrial safety mesh, and full-frame Lexan windows for loading the jewelry to be polished. The new system includes one robot that holds the piece of jewelry to be polished, while another holds the required polishing tool.

“Our new robotic polishers allow optimal efficiency and cost savings for the fine jewelry brands we manufacture for,” said Christian Tse in a statement. “We worked closely with the team at FRE to develop a highly customized, automated tool that has yielded the most powerful, flexible, and user-friendly jewelry processing system in the world today. These new robots will save our clients labor costs, and the automated precision will ultimately create a better finished product for the fine jewelry consumer.”

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Top: SRK pledges net-zero emissions by 2024 for its SRK Empire and SRK House facilities (photo courtesy of SRK).

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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